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sanctions ever. it's having a significant effect. >> on the economy? >> there is the president of the united states saying it could take a year for iran to develop a nuclear weapon. let's discuss what is going on. that's the first time i heard the president give such a specific timeline, within a year or so iran could have a nuclear weapon. that sounds pretty ominous. >> it does sound ominous. what it shows you is what a difficult diplomatic challenge the president has. because they're negotiating with iran through the six-party talks which are taking place in kazakhstan and there the united states has made some offers that are, you know, trying to help iran move to a kind of win-win place. now he is managing the other dimension of this which is israel. he is trying to convince the israelis that he is serious, that he sees that there is not an infinite amount of time, and he said later in the interview all options are on the table. when i say all options i mean military force and we have substantial capabilities. so he's trying to manage the iranian clock as well as the israeli clock. >> so
not helped him at all in terms of the way people feel he's handled the economy, so this doesn't hurt from their point of view. he can always say i tried, and by the way, the american public wants to see them talking to each other, so it works for them. >> the president is off to israel and jordan, i assume meeting with palestinians at the same time. that's a tough issue. >> it is. and it's also tough as you know, expectations going in. let's face it, nothing has happened, no talks at all in two years. >> in three. >> right. and we are seeing lowered expectations, and seeing that connection we were talking to jim between u.s. assurances that it will keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and the president's ability to convince benjamin netanyahu of that are directly tied to how much i think netanyahu will give on settlements and whether he will stop at the west bank. i think it is an interesting trip but i don't think at this point, maybe i am buying into lowered expectations, they're looking for more than here i am, let's makeup for a bad first obama term. >> it is the maiden voyage
the economy going, get jobs back, and i spent hours this week in the budget committee. i'll be going back soon. the budget is on the floor next week. and those will continue to be the issues that i'll put my primary focus on. >> reporter: what do you say to a gay constituent in ohio who says, i'm so glad he changed his position but why did it take him learning that he has a gay son? why didn't he as my representative care about my rights before that? >> well, i would say that, you know, i've had a change of heart based upon a personal experience. that is certainly true. dick cheney i think had a similar experience. i've talked to him, by the way, about this. you know, it wasn't an issue i had given much thought to prior to that. maybe i should have but the reason i got into public service was because of my concern on the economic and budget issues. that's always been my focus. >> reporter: you just walked into the very last question i promise i will ask which was going to be about dick cheney. you said you did talk to him. did you call him for advice because he had a situation very similar? >>
economy. it's to create faster economic growth, to get jobs. you have to reform government to do that. >> well, on the medicare issue which is maybe the most sensitive issue out there, are you saying there are democrats who support your plan, which democrats describe as creating a voucher for medicare recipients? >> it's not a voucher program. it's called premium support and is an idea that originated from the brooking institutions from democrats to begin with. it is an idea i used to work on with alex ridlin. it's exactly just like the idea i worked with ron wyden the senator from oregon last year on. the point is good people from both political parties can lick this problem in the future and come to a solution and that is what we're proposing. our solution by the way, wolf, doesn't affect benefits of anybody in or near retirement but puts reforms of the program so we can make it solvent for the next generation like mine and our kids. we think it is the best idea for saving and strengthening medicare. we think the medicare board that will be put in place because of obama care is goin
skidding by in this tough economy. >> keith ellison, thank you very much for coming in. >> thank you. >> democratic congressman from minnesota. >>> up next, a surprise for president obama. what our latest poll shows about his job approval. >>> then, an insider from the bush white house is spilling the beans about the march to war in iraq ten years ago. the former bush speech writer is here live. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> if there was ever a second term honeymoon, it looks like it's over. president obama's j
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to get our economy moving again? republicans want to balance the budget. the president doesn't. republicans want to solve our long-term debt problem. the president doesn't. we want to unlock our energy resources to put more americans back to work. the president doesn't. but having said that, today was a good start. and i hope that these kinds of discussions can continue. >> he says it's a good start. doesn't sound like such a good start to me. >> no. >> maybe he has a different definition. >> well it sounds like he is still in the middle of the campaign. i think, look. the republicans injure that room blaming the president for being too political. and john boehner is out there saying that the president doesn't want to create jobs or reduce the deficit. of course he does. they all want to do that. the question is, as dana points out earlier, how do you get there? and they there are at this moment where they all know what they have to do. it is just that each side has to be willing to get its political base angry. the president has to be willing to tell democrats that we're goi
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